Presentations Glossary

Definitions and resources for terms and techniques used in the world of presentations

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020, posted by Geetesh at 10:08 am

Although you can change bullet styles in PowerPoint, there may be times when you want to make changes to other characteristics of the bullet characters You might want to alter the size of the bullet character so that it is somewhat smaller or larger than the text before which it is placed. Or maybe you just need to change the color of the bullet characters. Most of the time, the defaults work best. However, just in case you want to make these changes, this is how you will go about the whole process.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020, posted by Geetesh at 5:16 pm

People talk about how bullets can cause “death by PowerPoint”, and while that may be partially true, it certainly is not the complete truth, not everyone is in the rush to abandon bullet points in their slides! Even then, too much of anything cannot be good and bulleted lists are almost the mainstay of PowerPoint slides these days. Most of PowerPoint’s slide layouts are already set up with placeholders for bulleted lists (or paragraphs). So, when you start typing into a text placeholder, your text is automatically bulleted. Making changes in how bullets appear visually can make a subtle difference; so we show you how you can change the bullet styles for your text placeholders.

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Friday, January 3, 2020, posted by Geetesh at 3:18 pm

Any font typeface that you use in your presentation should always support the purpose of your presentation. Most of the time, you may be constrained by company corporate policies or visual standards that dictate you use a particular font. Yet at times, you have the freedom to make a choice to change any font. To make the task of selecting the perfect font, PowerPoint offers you with the Font Collections option that segregates fonts into various categories. All you have to do is explore a particular category and choose fonts from within that category.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020, posted by Geetesh at 3:00 pm

The situation is familiar: you or someone else uses a non-standard font (not a PowerPoint safe font) in your presentation. You then open this same presentation on another computer, and PowerPoint uses another font to display the same text. Why does it do so? The reason is simple enough: the font originally used is not available on the other system. And that is not even half the problem.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 11:30 am

Puneet Gogia

Puneet Gogia is the Co-Founder of Excel Champs and a spreadsheets expert. Through his blog, he has helped thousands of people to understand the power of spreadsheets. You can find him online, tweeting about Excel, on a running track, or sometimes hiking up a mountain.

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